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Car doesn't start

Own 2001 chev impala. After non use for 1-2 days, car won't start due to dead battery. Battery replaced several times, not the problem. Can't find cause of it not starting. Starts well if used on a daily basis.

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  • dmh10582 Feb 11, 2009

    I have an 2001 impala if it sits for more than two days the battery goes dead. i have done the fuse trick, didn't work. unhooked the alternator and starter thinking the draw was there, no such luck. and it has new battery. where do i go from here?

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Hello;
I believe you have a drain on your battery. Sometimes it can be very aggravating to locate. Easiest way I know to figure it out is to first get a digital ampmeter that reads low amperage. Take off the positive cable and attach the ampmeter in line. You will probably see an amperage reading. Go to your interior fuse panel and one at a time pull a fuse. Look at the amp meter and continue to pull and reinstall a fuse until the reading changes. Once the reading changes you can read what circuit you have disabled. Then you can start your trace from there. I have seen glove box lights and trunk lights that stay on and will run a battery down in a couple of days.
Hope this helps;
Rich
RPM Northwest

Posted on Jan 27, 2009

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